New High School of the Niagara Falls (NY) City School District

Niagara Falls, New York

  • FIRM



    Niagara Falls (NY) City School District

  • AREA

    385,000 sq.ft.





This high school will house students in grades 9 through 12. The complex consists of four academic houses to promote team teaching and to help students identify with a social sub-unit of the entire school.

The four-story houses are placed symmetrically to the west of the two-story Information Technology Center, whose library and research area form the circulatory and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY2,500COST PER SQ FT$154.00FEATURED IN1998 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress hub of the school. The school is designed to provide students with access to electronic resources from all instructional spaces, as well as from the ITC.

To the east of the technology core are three supporting cores—physical education, cafeteria, and performance. The physical education core houses a 2,000-seat competition gym, auxiliary gym, swimming pool, weight training and fitness room, wrestling room, locker rooms and coaches’ offices. The cafeteria is separated into four quadrants surrounding dual serveries and a central kitchen. The performance core consists of a 1,800-seat auditorium, a black-box theater, and a TV studio, along with music classrooms.

The long, irregular 79-acre site is defined on the north and south by major arteries. The main public entrance is from the north, while bus access is from the south.

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